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'''Samuel Langhorne Clemens''' (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name '''Mark Twain''', was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' (1876) and its sequel, ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' (1885), the latter often called "Great American Novel|The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for ''Tom Sawyer'' and ''Huckleberry Finn''. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City ''Territorial Enterprise''.Thomson, David, In...
Birth nameSamuel Langhorne Clemens
Birth date{{birth date|mf=yes|1835|11|30}}
Birth placeFlorida, Missouri, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|mf=yes|1910|4|21|1835|11|30}}
Death placeRedding, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)|Woodlawn Cemetery,
Elmira, New York, U.S.
PseudonymMark Twain
OccupationWriter, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, lecturer
Notableworks''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn''
''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer''
Spouse{{marriage |Olivia Langdon Clemens|1870|1904|end=her death}}
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